Disciplemaking is a spiritual process with very real actionable steps.  I use the term, Disciple Coach for the disciplemaker because it is more descriptive of the role of the disciplemaker in our world today.  Here are three assumptions that we make when we speak about disciplemaking.

3 Assumptions of Disciplemaking

  1. The Scriptures are the source of new life in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, for the disciple coach.
  2. The fruit of a disciple coach are disciples making disciples
  3. The best context for disciplemaking is “as the disciple coach goes about doing life”.

Previously, I alluded to our Leadership Collective 2000 and presented 4 Basic Building Blocks of Disciplemaking – CLICK HERE. Since then I have been working with Glenn Spyksma to brainstorm reflection questions under each of the Disciple-Making Building Blocks (DMbb).  For a quick review, here are the 4 DMBB.

1.  Prayer

2.  Form relationships with non-christian and christians

3.  Have a discipleship cycle (not a process)

4.  Accountability

Reflection Questions

DMbb #1 Prayer

  • Prayer for me
    • To understand Christ’s biblical foundation
      • What are the BIblical foundations for disciplemaking?
      • How are others seeing you live out these foundations in the last 60 days?
    • To have a heart and mind for the lost that translate to compassion and action
      • What moves and motivates you to make disciples?
      • What would others say moves and motivates you?
    • To see who God is leading my way
      • What disciplemaking opportunities is God creating for you?
      • Who is God preparing for you to connect with on their discipleship journey?
  • Prayer for those God is leading my way to be open to the touch of the Holy Spirit
    • Individual Prayer
      • How can you pray for those God is moving and motivating to take the next step on their discipleship journey?
    • Team Prayer
      • Who is praying with you for the people you are discipling? 

The best way to use the 4 DMbb

  1. Meet with a disciple coach or a group of disciple coaches.
  2. Under the 4 DMbb – help the disciple coach identify which one they need to focus on today
  3. Depending on which of the four the disciple coach identifies, help them further reflect on what aspect they need to focus – see expanded list CLICK HERE

That will set the stage for a spiritual discernment process to determine the disciple coach’s next steps.  Use the reflection questions above, in addition to the questions we present under the remaining DMbb presented in future blogs to facilitate the conversation.  Help the disciple coach is to stay in motion by taking the next step in their journey to make disciples that make disciples.

 

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